But the word is already out - see all the existing 5 star reviews. The Old Trading Post is a charming B&B, full of character & I suppose what equates to a historic building in South African terms.
It is perfectly situated off the main N2 road & overlooking the lake. Very good for birdwatching (including in the garden itself) & I believe Mike is an enthusiast. It is convenient for all the walking trails in the Cape Nature Wilderness reserve.
The rooms are delightful & individual. We selected the Garden room, but any of them would have done equally well.
Mike & Harja were perfect hosts.
The breakfast was not quite the best we had in SA, but it was very close to it & there is the option to eat either indoors or out.
If we are ever in Wilderness again this would be an automatic choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Trading Post is situated in a peaceful rural environment on the outskirts of Wilderness and surrounded by the lakes and wetlands of the Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park. The Old Trading Post. It is only a few minutes drive to the beaches, popular restaurants and village of Wilderness. We are conveniently situated 1.7km off the main N2 national road. Take the turn-off to "Die Vleie" (meaning "The Lakes") about 5 km east of the village. We offer cosy and unique accommodation with both Bed & Breakfast and Self-catering options. Accommodation consists of: Strelitzia Cottage - a one bedroom self-catering cottage which sleeps a family of 2 adults and 2 children with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. The Garden Room - a double bedroom with kitchenette and en-suite shower. Lara's Room - a double bedroom with en-suite shower and bath. The tin Room - with 2 single beds and en-suite shower. Facilities include: Free wireless internet, swimming pool, barbeque facilities, bicycle hire, canoe hire (subject to river conditions) laundry facilities and sunny veranda / terrace and garden. Rooms are well equipped with bar fridges, tea and coffee facilities, television heating and cooling. All rooms are non-smoking but smoking is permitted outdoors. Nearby are walking trails, bird hides in the national park. ... more less
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